Foundations and Applications of Mis

A Model Theory Approach

  • Yasuhiko Takahara
  • Yongmei Liu
  • George J. Klir

Part of the IFSR International Series on Systems Science and Engineering book series (IFSR, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. New Paradigm of Systems Development

  3. Model Construction Language and Systems Implementation Language

  4. Model Theory Approach to Solver Systems Development

  5. Solver System Applications

  6. Model Theory Approach to Transaction Processing Systems Development

  7. Theoretical Basis for extProlog

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 355-360

About this book


Foundations and Applications of MIS presents a unique systems theory approach to management information system (MIS) development. The development is driven by the need to eliminate ambiguity in specification, design and construction of the application software. Further, the authors show that the considerable effort being expanded nowadays on validation, verification and testing, as required in current software engineering practices, will be reduced. The approach also reinforces the belief that MIS development is independent of software development.

The work presents an approach that provides a theoretical foundation for MIS development from the systems theoretic viewpoint along with practical applications ranging from a transaction processing system to a solver system. Both formal systems theory and automatic system generation based on the authors' newly extended Prolog offer a significant increase in the efficiency of specification, design and production of the application software, as well as an increase in the functional reliability of the software produced.

The book assumes a working knowledge of elementary set theory, logic, and familiarity with some systems concepts, such as the automaton model. Senior undergraduates and graduate students, researchers in management information systems, systems engineers and systems scientists will benefit from this book.


automation data mining information information system linear optimization model optimization programming programming language systems theory verification

Authors and affiliations

  • Yasuhiko Takahara
    • 1
  • Yongmei Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan
  2. 2.School of Business AdministrationCentral South UniversityHunanChina

Editors and affiliations

  • George J. Klir
    • 1
  1. 1.Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied SciencesBinghampton UniversityBinghampton

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